dmyra returns with another couple of folk tinged pop experiments. With traces of glitchy electronics underpinning melody and drawling guitar and voice inflections, Soul Eyed Sister takes its place as a legitimate A-side. Yes My Dear dives into synthetics with droning distortions over micro-melodies and stuttering drum machines. Topics: dmyra, 4-4-2 music, e-single of the month club, folk, electronica
Pelican Daughters - Darkness Before Light The first in an ongoing series of releases of the back catalogue of Australian electronic music legend, Andy Rantzen. This is a never been released collection of tracks by the Pelican Daughters created in the early to mid-90s by Rantzen in collaboration with Anthony Maher and Justin Brandis. A suite of tracks ranging from floating ambience to dark atmospheres to pounding electronica. We're very proud to help this lost gem finally see the light of day. Topics: pelican daughters, 4-4-2 music, ambient, techno, electronic
The suburbs of Sydney are no place for the feint-hearted, if Kate Carr's version of them is anything to go by. There is menace creeping below the lethargy, a disjointed existence punctuated by random bursts of slow electricity. The mind of a composer is slowly sublimated to their environment. Carr's usual blend of field recordings is here spliced with more 'musical' interludes to foreboding effect. The 4-4-2 Music e-Single of the Month Club brings you a virtual 7" record every month... Topics: 4-4-2 Music, e-single of the month club, Kate Carr, field recordings, abstract, found sound
The 4-4-2 Music e-Single of the Month Club brings you a virtual 7" record every month featuring quirky oddities and genre escapees. If you would like to contribute to the e-Single of the Month Club, write to firstname.lastname@example.org. Topics: 4-4-2 Music, e-single of the month club, lessons in time, anti-folk, lo-fi
.zip file containing all audio tracks for the song the there's something about your face. the original tempo of the track is 128bpm (just to help you get them lined up - feel free to adjust to whatever you like). line the tracks in your d.a.w. up so they all start at the same time. they should then run in sync for the length of the song. feel free to manipulate in any way you desire. make a radio-friendly pop hit or an unlistenable blast of noise. we're mostly interested in you recasting the... Topic: telafonica
The extended Telafonica family releases its second annual Christmas EP. Featuring the band and its various members' offshoot and side projects, Christmas cheer is attacked from all angles. Proceedings start with The Bells singing along to a brass band, the lyrics of the classic carol given a more theologically correct twist. Next up Eliza Magill goes for the acapella route in the grand tradition of carolling, only hers is breathtakingly spectacular instead of painfully monochrome. Blake...
No More Yesterdays likes to play with audio. From abstract noise to electronic folk, nothing is sacred. Here, a lone electric guitar awash in retro-chorus picks melodies atop droning chord structures, sometimes underpinning neo-folk vocalisations, sometimes flying solo. The 4-4-2 Music e-Single of the Month Club brings you a virtual 7" record every month featuring quirky oddities and genre escapees. If you would like to contribute to the e-single of the month club, write to... Topics: 4-4-2 Music, neo-folk, drone, guitar
The perfect example of the 4-4-2 Music ethos - Dolmen Sniper's contribution to the e-Single of the Month Club is a sprawling wonder. Cut and paste instrumental folktronica on one hand, backed with the darkest of ambient drone pieces on the other. No regard is paid to the traditional genre boundaries resulting in a glorious 15 minutes to drag you across the terrain of contemporary music. The 4-4-2 Music e-Single of the Month Club brings you a virtual 7" record every month featuring quirky... Topics: folktronica, cut'n'paste, ambient, dark
A full length album from Alfonso Tregua to follow up his recent e-Single of the Month. Here he stretches out with a minimal pallette of electronic and acoustic sounds playing simple, haunting melodies until the sounds themselves begin to truly sing. Topics: 4-4-2 Music, Alfonso Tregua, minimal, experimental, electroacoustic
A group of 4-4-2 Music artists have pooled their talents to create a soundtrack for the festive season. Luckily, there's nothing cringeworthy here, just post-electronica, anti-folk, naive-pop and other odd prettiness. Originally created as a giveaway CD EP for a show the artists put on together in December, 2008, now unleashed on the rest of the world in the same spirit of giving. Topics: telafonica, lessons in time, eliza magill, the bells, christmas, antifolk, post-electronica, naive...
Self-loathing never sounded so beautiful. Danny The Donkey wanders around the corners of his life and is not quite sure he likes what he sees. Cldscp twist their pop songs into abstract contortions of noise, fizz and electronics. The 7th album from the prolific Argentinians is the first for the 4-4-2 Music label. Topics: 4-4-2 Music, Cldscp, Danny The Donkey, electronica, abstract pop, Argentina
Two downbeat tracks from Telafonica. The Man With The Golden Sickle lays a bed of acoustic guitar and bass for the beats to crack over, before clarinet improvisations have a chance to massage the ears. Side One is another moody beast created around samples of raw pasta being dropped. The 4-4-2 Music e-Single of the Month Club brings you a virtual 7" record every month featuring quirky oddities and genre escapees. If you would like to contribute to the e-single of the month club, write to... Topics: 4-4-2 Music, Downbeat, Triphop, folktronic
Four brief interludes (so brief we can get all four tracks into the space of the regular two) from the mysterious Paradigm Of The Ages. Blips dance around each other in reckless abandon, almost dissolving into anarchy, but always kept from falling apart completely. Micro melodies appear and vanish at will. ( 1 reviews ) Topics: paradigm of the ages, 4-4-2 music, e-single, idm, electronic
A departure from the usual electronic leanings, as 4-4-2 Music begins to truly branch out, and we are proud to present these 2 tracks of improvised zither tones. The tracks relate to mourning, the Alps, romanticism, Webern... Death III is made playing what are known as an elegie concert zither and a prime concert zither simultaneously. Concert zithers are also know as Alpine zithers; they're difficult, have a fingerboard with frets on one side. The elegie is a bit longer; the one in this... Topics: lo-fi, zither, folk, improvised
Take a love of pop, put it through a lo-fi, chiptune blender and the results might sound something like this. From Top40, to 60s classic, to traditional folk, Marek Gabriel Hruska makes them all sound joyful and anarchic and vital once again. Topics: 4-4-2 music, marek gabriel hruska, yes whatever, lo-fi, chipsounds, anti-pop, cover
Moocha's track 'Mrs Crystal' receives the remix treatment from Stone3, best known for his guitarscapes and billowy melodies. Here the glitches collide with Moocha's original acoustic instrumentation, laying a honeyed bed for the vocals to melt into. The B-side sees Stone3 take full reign, making harsh guitars and jarring echo snares sound like the perfect place to dream. The 4-4-2 Music e-Single of the Month Club brings you a virtual 7" record every month featuring quirky oddities and... Topics: triphop, ambient, soundscape, melodic
Two variations on a theme. RantZen & Spinoglio create their music by setting up bunches of sequences on their hardware and then jamming live. No computer editing, just free flowing acid-electro-house goodness captured direct to disc. The 4-4-2 Music e-Single of the Month Club brings you a virtual 7" record every month featuring quirky oddities and genre escapees. If you would like to contribute to the e-single of the month club, write to email@example.com. Visit Rantzen &... Topics: 4-4-2 Music, rantzen & spinoglio, electro, electro-house, acid, e-single
Waves of the smallest sounds tangle and collide over beds of dark synths and reverb. Microcosms formulate and disperse in the backgrounds as melodies march forward relentlessly. 2 tracks of the clash between music and noise, each of which enhances the beauty of the other. The 4-4-2 Music e-Single of the Month Club brings you a virtual 7" record every month featuring quirky oddities and genre escapees. If you would like to contribute to the e-single of the month club, write to... Topics: 4-4-2 music, ambient, glitch, idm
Telafonica ups the tempo and heads for the indie dancefloor with two tracks of boom blip blip. With screeching synths, pounding kicks and lo-fi edges, there's still a place for melodic catches and attention grabbing production. A little help from Luminarsi in the remixing department also goes a long way in bringing out the best in an old Telafonica track as well. Topics: 4-4-2 music, telafonica, luminarsi, e-single of the month club, dance, synth
Filtered and looped house with just a hint of old school disco, One Second Fame returns 4-4-2 Music's e-Single of the Month Clubsters to the dance floor. Inspired by the book 'Travolta Must Die' these two tracks from one of Spain's finest make maximum use of a minimal collection of select sounds to produce music that just forces you to move your body. The 4-4-2 Music e-Single of the Month Club brings you a virtual 7" record every month featuring quirky oddities and genre escapees. If you... Topics: house, filtered house, disco
audio cephlon has been pigeonholed in the idm category in the past. but he can't figure out how to dance to it. so he's gone a little dumber, brought out the beats and made dark electronica sound fun again. look out for the electronic tambourine solo. the 4-4-2 music e-single of the month club brings you a virtual 7" record every month featuring quirky oddities and genre escapees. if you would like to contribute to the e-single of the month club, write to firstname.lastname@example.org. Topics: electronic, idm, electro
Prolific and eclectic are two words often thrown at Tim Koch and his music, and this release will do nothing to stop that. A side Can You Offer throws sid-chip sounds into a mix of more complex digital timbres, rhythms abruptly shift and an overall mood of joy prevails. This is backed by Lonely In Shark Cage, and the ambiguous mood that title suggests is matched fully by the music - a rhythm that never quite lets you in, yet forces you to try - melodies that catch your attention then disappear... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: 4-4-2 music, idm, sid-chip, electronica
another stylistic sidestep - this time into the realms of guitar pop - as 4-4-2 music extends it's range to try and cover all the things we really love. bubblejuggler chimes in this month with two tracks of vaguely twisted guitar based pop. guitar amps hum and buzz, lo-fi noises try to sound hi-fi, hi-fi sounds try to be lo-fi. 'picasso's girl at her mirror' does mid-era flaming lips crashing into britpop through the shards of a picasso masterpiece. 'something about shadows' plays dark against... Topics: guitar pop, britpop
Following an EP of cover versions released a few months ago, Marek Gabriel Hruska returns with a couple of remixes of tracks from his forthcoming .:%?! EP. With his regular blend of folk and electronica (but sounding nothing like 'folktronic'), massed harmonies and acoustic instruments sit underneath distorted beats and insistent pulses. Topics: marek gabriel hruska, 4-4-2 music, e-single, electronica, czech, folk
How does one artist manage to do alt. country and instrumental hiphop on one release and not sound schitzophrenic? dmyra pulls it off with aplomb, laying a sparse acoustic groove under a lowdown drawl before turning about face and pushing laptop buttons while out recording the sounds of his world. Topics: 4-4-2 Music, e-single, dmyra, blues, alt country, folk, electronic
Two new tracks of guitar mood from Pascow. The Endless introduces some distortion into the Pascow sound pallette while maintaining the downbeat melancholy. 134 finds Apjiw lending glitchy processing and electronic pulses. Another beautiful release from Pascow. Topics: pascow, e-single, 4-4-2 music, instrumental, post-rock
The Barcelona-based producer Cocolixe picks, cuts up, mixes and cooks varied ingredients (70's american soul, 60's french pop and old italian ballads) in a electro-pop frying pan to bring colour, brightness and sense to the day-to-day city life. Â ( 1 reviews ) Topics: cocolixe, 4-4-2 music, electro, electronica, e-single
Electro-pop from 15-11 Enterprises in the form of these two tracks. Nu-nu-wave bliss featuring classic synthpop programming and big vocals. Bombastic and proudly so. The 4-4-2 Music e-Single of the Month Club brings you a virtual 7" record every month featuring quirky oddities and genre escapees. If you would like to contribute to the e-Single of the Month Club, write to email@example.com.
On Saturday, 20th March, 2010, Adrian joined Miss Mel on the Radio Active show on 2RRR FM, Sydney for 40 minutes of music and tunes. These are the tracks that were played - some Telafonica and Telafonica remixing, a bit of Clan Analogue stuff and some 4-4-2 Music netlabel stuff, covering all the bases discussed on air. The actual tracks are: Twister - Severed Heads Twister - Telafonica Passage 9 - Aeriae Bit 6 - Genlevel Get Low (Telafonica Lofi Mix) - Lunar Module Topics: telafonica djs, telafonica, electronica, clan analogue, 4-4-2 Music, severed heads, aeriae,...
Musicians aren't allowed to present unbridled joy in their work if they wish to be taken seriously - that is one of the unwritten rules. So how do you make music that is unashamedly happy yet avoid the novelty basket? Heading to tHe niGHt oWl for pointers would be a good start. "Pick yourself up..." The 4-4-2 Music e-Single of the Month Club brings you a virtual 7" record every month featuring quirky oddities and genre escapees. If you would like to contribute to the e-single of... Topics: electronic, techno, vocoder
Esoteric in the best possible ways, Alfonso Tregua creates a mood of contemplative sound. A constant tension held between the natural, the analog and the digital. A strange meeting between Steve Reich and John Cage; it would bring the listeners in a state of light trance.... The 4-4-2 Music e-Single of the Month Club brings you a virtual 7" record every month featuring quirky oddities and genre escapees. If you would like to contribute to the e-single of the month club, write to... Topics: alfonso tregua, 4-4-2 music, e-single, minimalism, ambient, sound art
JEFFREY LETTERLY iS AN iNTER-DiSCiPLiNARY ARTiST LiViNG iN CENTRAL NEW YORK STATE. He THRiVES ON RECORDiNG THE WORLD AND CAN SOMETiMES CAPTURE A MOMENT YOU HAVE NEVER HEARD BEFORE. ‘THE MELTING’ iS A CONGLOMERATiON OF FORTY ORGANiC ELEMENTS (SOMETiMES ELECTRONiCALLY ALTERED) THAT MELT AWAY. ‘A ROBOT DREAMS OF PLAYiNG THE HARP’ MEDiTATES ON A DOMiNANT SEVENTH CHORD, OBViOUSLY THE FAVOURiTE CHORD OF ROBOTS. THESE PiECES COME FROM A COLLECTiON OF SHORTER MOMENTS WHiCH ARE IN OPPOSiTiON TO,...
Pascow deliver two tracks of downbeat guitar moods which fit into the length of the 7" format, but cover much more depth than that might normally allow. Melodically bitter minimal loops to suck the listener in and force you to feed delightedly on their melancholy. The 4-4-2 Music e-Single of the Month Club brings you a virtual 7" record every month featuring quirky oddities and genre escapees. If you would like to contribute to the e-Single of the Month Club, write to... Topics: 4-4-2 Music, ambient, guitar, downbeat
Pelican Daughters - Fishbones And Wishbones Between 1986 and 1988, using Portastudio technology, the Pelican Daughters were birthed with a collection of atmospheric and moody tracks at odds with the popular culture around them, but definitely pointing to the future. Some of those tracks were released on cassette in 1988 on the Cosmic Conspiracy Productions label and was then picked up by Kim Cascone's Silent Records for release on CD in 1991 with added tracks - the format found here. Long out... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Pelican Daughters, 4-4-2 music, andy rantzen, ambient, electronic, dark
A collection of artists who have all interpreted the album title in their own way in order to produce tracks for the compilation. From the minimal techno of Andy Rantzen (of Itch-e & Scratch-e fame) to the deep house of Lipstick, Audio Cephlon and Telafonica, the glitch house of Luke Collision to the late night glitch hop of the White Trash Trailer Park, the abstract pop of Bubblejuggler, The Other One Dave and The Plastik Scene to Dsico's mashup and the out and out strangeness of The Jason... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: electronic, house, techno, melodic, electro-acoustic
Craven Canary normally floats around cyberspace finding music she likes, then records herself singing duets with what she downloads. This time, she decided to reverse the process - and so placed a recording of her lone voice singing a simple melody for others to download and make up the accompaniment. These are two of the results. The first is a glitched up scramble of the accapella, where Lessons In Time used only the sounds from Craven Canary's recording, then chopped and processed them into... Topics: craven canary, 4-4-2 music, e-single, acapella, experimental, dark house, dsp, folk, anti-folk
stephenfox crawls out of his london bedsit with two understated, yearning acoustic entreaties. A-side 'House On Fire' uses classic 60s licks undermined by fuzzed out vocals and melancholy minimalism. B-side 'Boat At Sea' heads straight for instrumental beauty, flicking discords at the gentle tape hiss as he picks out his solo guitar duel. Topics: stephenfox, 4-4-2 music, e-single of the month club, acoustic, folk, minimal
A peaceful interlude in this month's e-Single of the Month Club release. Stray Theories lets stray breakbeats slow down and disappear below washes of synth moods. Coldness and warmth struggle to overcome each other, neither emerging victorious. The 4-4-2 Music e-Single of the Month Club brings you a virtual 7" record every month featuring quirky oddities and genre escapees. If you would like to contribute to the e-single of the month club, write to firstname.lastname@example.org. Topics: ambient, triphop, moody
The Bridge is a one hour radio show from 8-9pm on Sydney's FBi radio station. It features all Sydney music. On Monday nights, Justin Zeltzer is at the helm and he often brings artists in to program the show. On Monday, March 1, 2010, he invited Telafonica along to do the honours. Blake and Adrian joined him on air, chatted, programmed the music and played a new song acoustically on air. This is the entire hour in one file. Features some of Telafonica's Sydney based favourites including Karoshi,...
Castaway items and ingredients as energy sources. The sounds of sound being exploded into energy. A constantly shifting series of drones piled up to create new beauty. Topics: 4-4-2 music, mystified, soundfield, abstract
St Jambience is let out of the house at weekends. He heads to suburban beer barns and shreds over 80s cover songs. He's locked up for the rest of the week. So the music that pours forth is isolated and has a sense of paranoia being organised into controllable blocks. The detritus of links to the outside world - radio static, guitar tone quotation - seep in as dreams, both good and bad, seep out. These two tracks are just a small peek through the curtain into the vast soundworlds created by St... Topics: soundscape, 4-4-2 music, st jambience, sydney, australia, ambient, ambient guitar, loop pedal
'The Quest For Love Aboard The Belafonte' is lead single from the album 'Love On The Second Stair'. It features the original version and three remixes. Actual Russian Brides push the track through abstract 8-bits and bouncing sub-bass. Karoshi redresses the song in his own lush chord arrangements and down-tempo groove. Telafonica recast their own track as a dark triptych with vocal cutups, abrasive grooves and bit-crushed melancholy. Available as full .wav files with print resolution artwork. Topics: telafonica, 4-4-2 music, pop, 8-bit, triphop, melancholy
part two of telafonica's debut double e.p.. this one covers the downbeat spectrum from trip-hop to ambient, dark d&b and dub. 7 tracks in total. Topics: downbeat, dub, triphop, d&b, ambient, electronic
this set is almost exclusively freely available netlabel tracks i've collected over the last year or so. i also stuck in a brand new luminarsi track which he posted to some friends just last week. all are quite minimal which then means quite a lot of layering can happen without too much clashing. for most of it there's at least 2 tracks playing at any one time. for that reason, i can't really give a track order (i brought different bits from different tracks in and out all the way through), but... Topics: telafonica, dj sets